Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation

2016 Winner Clearwater Regional Chamber Judge’s Choice Nonprofit of the Year

The Clearwater Jazz Holiday music festival and its annual activities and initiatives supporting its mission are organized, produced, and implemented by the Clearwater Jazz Holiday Foundation, Inc. and have a substantial economic and cultural impact in the Bay Area. Dedicated volunteer members of the Board of Directors are community leaders and work closely with staff by actively participating on key standing committees such as Music, Education, Community Outreach, Corporate Partnerships, High Note Society, Budget & Finance, Governance, Commitments & Credentials, and Policy & Procedures.

2024 Foundation Board

  • Victor Lucas, President
  • John Kurnik, Vice President
  • Donna Yarbrough, Secretary
  • Linda Larkins, Treasurer
  • Collin Heimensen
  • Chris McAdoo
  • Lee Maidenberg
  • Jeni Mitchell
  • Allon Sams
  • Bob Childress
  • Christen Gonzalez
  • David Ruppel
  • Joanie Sigal
  • Oliver Kugler
  • Susan Folsom
  • Tom Nurse
  • Melissa Honeycutt
  • Christie Sullivan
  • Doug Whittington
  • Nils Sedwick
  • Mark Perry
  • Phil Henderson, Jr. - Advisory


  • Steve Weinberger, CEO
  • Deborah Flurnoy, Operations Manager
  • Gary Hallas, Marketing & Operations Consultant




It is the mission of the Clearwater Jazz Holiday to be the leading proponent of jazz entertainment and education in Florida through the annual presentation of a world-class, live music festival in Clearwater, Florida during the third week of October and to promote tourism to Pinellas County as a key component of this celebration.

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